WASHINGTON, Oct. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
MONDAY, OCTOBER 17: 300 MILLIONTH AMERICAN
Profile America — Monday, October 17th. On this date five years go, the U.S. Census Bureau estimated that the 300 millionth American was born. Some say it was a baby girl born in Chicago just before 6 a.m. — others dispute that. To show how the country's growth is speeding up, its population reached the 100 million mark somewhere between 1910 and 1920 — a period of about 125 years since the first census. The 200 millionth American was born just over 50 years later on November 20, 1967. The census taken last year counted 308.7 million people. Looking ahead, the 400 millionth mark is expected to be reached sometime in 2039. Profile America is produced by the U.S. Census Bureau: Measuring America—People, Places, and Our Economy.
Sources: Chase's Calendar of Events 2011, p. 522
Statistical Abstract of the United States 2011, t. 1, 3
Profile America is produced by the Public Information Office of the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on a monthly CD or on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for "Multimedia Gallery" by the "Newsroom" button).
CONTACT: Rick Reed of the U.S. Census Bureau, +1-301-763-2812, fax: +1-301-763-3762, rreed-at-census.gov
SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau